Ohio at Akron - 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Akron Zips (1-3) vs Ohio Bobcats (0-4)
Game Info: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium)
Betting Odds: Akron Zips +9 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ohio Bobcats and Akron Zips meet Saturday in week 5 MAC college football action at InfoCision Stadium. The Ohio Bobcats need a win here to rebound from a 0-4 record. The Akron Zips need a win to rebound from a rough 1-3 record.
The Ohio Bobcats have lost five of their last nine road games. Kurtis Rourke is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 598 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Ty Walton and Cameron Odom have combined for 302 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jerome Buckner has nine receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 141 yards per contest, and O’Shaan Allison leads the way with 202 yards on 41 carries. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 35.3 points and 442.5 yards per game. Bryce Houston leads the Ohio Bobcats with 31 tackles, Will Evans has 1.5 sacks and Alvin Floyd has one interception.
The Akron Zips have lost three of their last five home games. DJ Irons is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 649 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Michael Mathison and Konata Mumpfield have combined for 422 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Tristian Brank has eight receptions. The Akron Zips ground game is averaging 121.5 yards per contest, and Irons leads the way with 182 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Akron is allowing 44.5 points and 453.3 yards per game. Bubba Arslanian leads the Akron Zips with 43 tackles, Michael Scott has 1.5 sacks and Charles Amankwaa has one interception.
The Bobcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Zips are 17-36 ATS in their last 53 home games and 6-21 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Bobcats last 7 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Zips last 5 games overall. The Bobcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Akron Zips are one of the worst defensive teams in college football and not a club you should be eager to back, but the same can be said about Ohio. The Ohio Bobcats are winless on the season and don't have the offensive firepower to expose Arkon. Through four games, Ohio is ranked 119th in total offense and 128th in scoring offense. Ohio has scored single-digit points in two of its last four games. No, thanks. If forced to pick this contest, I'm siding with Akron and the points.